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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 18:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1.what is a soundboard recording?(is it a concert from mixing desk)i.e.front centre of stage from mixing desk
2.what is the diffrence between flac and mp3(some say both are the same)
3.were queen or q+paul ever enhanced as in xfactor....sounded better than was.(secc was near perfect)near perfect?.
4.would queen or queen+.ever use a fan recording(video or dvd).
5.what is a heavy? lp.as in vinyl...someone said the new lp,s  are better quality?.
these are just general questions that i have wondered about.if someone could clarify some for me thanks...
i have converted flac to mp3 for my car cd player...............and it sounds the same.
soundboard sounds better yes,,but is it from someone on the mix deck?.
as for the fan mixes(dvd or audio),there are some great recordings out there.
just curious questions that bother me late at night.
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Posted: 03 Sep 10, 18:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1.what is a soundboard recording?(is it a concert from mixing desk)i.e.front centre of stage from mixing desk
-More or less. Bootleg soundboard recordings are usually recordings taken from the mixing desk's audio output ports (RCA, quarter inch, XLR, etc). This is USUALLY the audio you hear that gets blasted on the PA system speakers. Direct soundboard recordings don't typically have the audience mixed in, partly to reduce unnecessary feedback squealing. 'Audience' ambient microphones are usually connected to the machines connected to the multitrack tape recording device.

2.what is the diffrence between flac and mp3(some say both are the same)
In a nutshell, FLAC is a lossless audio format with the same quality as WAVE, only compressed similar to how you'd compress a WAVE file in a ZIP or RAR file.
More details at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLAC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP3

3.were queen or q+paul ever enhanced as in xfactor....sounded better than was.(secc was near perfect)near perfect?.
-I HIGHLY doubt it. Queen have never been known to use pre-recorded vocal tracks (aside from the obvious BohRap operatic section), nor do I think they use those so-called "pitch correction" rack devices. The Al Murray performance was definitely fixed up though later on, with backing vocals mixed in from the then work-in-progress studio version plus apparently a lyric change (I think the camera pans or cuts away to a different shot the moment this . The Q+PR album club that was formed on QOL has the original soundboard recording on the audio player there!

4.would queen or queen+.ever use a fan recording(video or dvd).
Hard to say. They DID use the fan-made dance mix of "It's A Beautiful Day" as part of the Q+PR 2005/06 concert opener tracks, which was a surprising first. That also appeared on the ROTC DVD during the end credits, but not on the CD. So anything's possible, but don't expect a yes or no answer. Only they know and have the power to make that happen or not again. It WOULD be nice if they ever did pull a Pink Floyd and do their own 'Bootlegging The Bootleggers' bonus feature, with live video synced to front of the house soundboard audio.

5.what is a heavy? lp.as in vinyl...someone said the new lp,s  are better quality?.
-To quote Wikipedia:

New "virgin" or "heavy/heavyweight" (180–220 g) vinyl is commonly used for modern "audiophile" vinyl releases in all genres.
Many collectors prefer to have heavyweight vinyl albums, and they have been reported to have a better sound than normal vinyl as they withstand the deformation caused by normal play better. 180 g vinyl is more expensive to produce only because it uses more vinyl. Manufacturing processes are identical regardless of weight. In fact, pressing lightweight records requires more care. An exception is the propensity of 200 g pressings to be slightly more prone to "non-fill", where the vinyl biscuit does not sufficiently fill a deep groove during pressing (percussion or vocal amplitude changes are the usual locations of these artifacts). This flaw causes a grinding or scratching sound at the non-fill point.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramophone_record



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Posted: 04 Sep 10, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks for the answers.cheers.